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PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE - LAND GRANT SIGNED 11/29/1817 CO-SIGNED BY: JOSIAH MEIGS - HFSID 84763

JAMES MONROE. Partly Printed DS: "James Monroe" as President and "Josiah Meigs" as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1p, 13¼x9¾. On vellum. Washington, 1817 November 29.

Sale Price $1,105.00

Reg. $1,300.00

Condition: lightly creased
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JAMES MONROE. Partly Printed DS: "James Monroe" as President and "Josiah Meigs" as Commissioner of the General Land Office, 1p, 13¼x9¾. On vellum. Washington, 1817 November 29. In part: "That, in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812...George Wheaton late a private in Perry's company of the fifth Regiment of Infantry" is granted 160 acres in the Territory of Illinois. On May 6, 1812, Congress passed "An Act to provide for designating, surveying and granting the Military Bounty Lands". By this act, land "fit for cultivation...and to which the Indian title is extinguished, not exceeding in the whole six millions of acres", were to be surveyed in the territories of Michigan, Illinois and Louisiana and set aside for non-commissioned officers and soldiers. Five additional acts relating to these land grants were passed from 1812-1818. The Territory of Illinois was part of the Northwest Territory and was admitted to the Union as the 21st state on December 3, 1818, a year after this land grant. Full 2-inch seal. Lightly creased. Sporadically yellowed, stained and soiled. Folds, vertical fold touches "m" in James and "M" in Meigs.

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